The Moths of Suffolk
1903 Barred Umber, Plagodis pulveraria, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Rare

Habitats : Ancient broadleaved woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; literature states May to August

Larval foodplants : Hazel, Birch, and also sallows and Hawthorn

Records : Wolves Wood (AWP & GB, 1997), Brandon (GA, 2001, 2003 & 2004)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Used to occur about Stowmarket (C) and Needham (L), as well as at Bentley (Ml). It may do so still; but since 1890 our sole records are within a few miles of the last Woods, where it was not very rare in mid-June during 1894-1900 (Mly, Baylis): several at Copdock (Hkg). None noticed since 1902.

Wingspan details : Forewing 17-19mm, Wingspan 32-38mm


Confusion species : None

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Monmouthshire (vi.2004) © M Deans

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